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Labor Unions
Politician members in Maryland

  Paul Jacob Bailey (1905-1994) — also known as Paul J. Bailey — of Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., October 30, 1905. Republican. Musician; lawyer; farmer; theater owner; member of Maryland Republican State Central Committee, 1935-39; member of Maryland state senate, 1946-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1956. Member, Sigma Nu Phi. Died November 30, 1994 (age 89 years, 31 days). Interment at All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Bailey and Lillian (Alwine) Bailey; married to Verna (Putnam) Virts.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Andrew J. Biemiller Andrew John Biemiller (1906-1982) — also known as Andrew J. Biemiller — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, July 23, 1906. College instructor; Socialist Party educational director for Milwaukee, 1933-36; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 2nd District, 1937-42; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1945-47, 1949-51; defeated (Democratic), 1946, 1950, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1952 (alternate). Quaker. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Eagles; Elks; Delta Kappa Epsilon; American Federation of Teachers. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 3, 1982 (age 75 years, 254 days). Interment at Ellicott Family Cemetery, Ellicott City, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Frederick Biemiller and Pearl (Weaver) Biemiller; married, December 20, 1929, to Hannah Perot Morris.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  John Gordon Cooper (1872-1955) — also known as John G. Cooper — of Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Born in Staffordshire, England, April 27, 1872. Republican. Locomotive engineer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1911-15; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1915-37. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Died in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., January 7, 1955 (age 82 years, 255 days). Interment at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Cooper and Mary (Toy) Cooper; married, March 7, 1896, to Elizabeth M. Harries.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  N. T. Downs (b. 1874) — of Mill Creek, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Flintstone, Allegany County, Md., October 26, 1874. Democrat. Railway freight and ticket agent; telegraph operator; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1941-46. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Royal Arcanum; Order of Railroad Telegraphers. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William H. Downs and Elizabeth (Chisholm) Downs; married, June 14, 1899, to Philomena Patterson.
  Martin Patrick Durkin (1894-1955) — Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 18, 1894. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1953. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Washington, D.C., November 13, 1955 (age 61 years, 240 days). Burial location unknown.
  Edward Alexander Garmatz (1903-1986) — also known as Edward A. Garmatz — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., February 7, 1903. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1947-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964. Lutheran. Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Moose; Elks. Died in Baltimore, Md., July 22, 1986 (age 83 years, 165 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Herman Federick Garmatz and Maria Ann (Doering) Garmatz; married to Ruth Thelma Burchard.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Elmer Joseph Holland (1894-1968) — also known as Elmer J. Holland — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 8, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1934-42; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1942-43, 1956-68 (33rd District 1942-43, 30th District 1956-63, 20th District 1963-68); died in office 1968; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state senate 38th District, 1943-56. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; United Steelworkers of America. Died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., August 9, 1968 (age 74 years, 214 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Konig (1865-1913) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in North Point, Baltimore County, Md., January 26, 1865. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1911-13; died in office 1913. Member, Knights of Labor. Died in Baltimore, Md., May 31, 1913 (age 48 years, 125 days). Interment at Baltimore Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Patrick V. McNamara Patrick Vincent McNamara (1894-1966) — also known as Patrick V. McNamara — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in North Weymouth, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., October 4, 1894. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1955-66; died in office 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1964. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 30, 1966 (age 71 years, 208 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Cross-reference: John Brademas
  The Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building, in Detroit, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Thomas David Nicholls (1870-1931) — also known as Thomas D. Nicholls — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 16, 1870. Democrat. Coal miner; president, District 1, United Mine Workers of America, 1899-1909; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 10th District, 1907-11. Member, United Mine Workers. Died in 1931 (age about 60 years). Interment at Antioch Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Princess Anne, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Nicholls and Ann (Davis) Nicholls; married, February 26, 1896, to Sarah Ann Hughes.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Merrill Henry Tilghman (1875-1927) — also known as Merrill H. Tilghman — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Md., February 9, 1875. Democrat. Railway conductor; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 1924; candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1926. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Order of Railway Conductors. Died in Dover, Kent County, Del., March 7, 1927 (age 52 years, 26 days). Interment at Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Marion Tilghman and Martha Jane (Causey) Tilghman; married, October 18, 1900, to Nora Lowe; second cousin once removed of Frederick Paul Adkins, Elijah Dale Adkins, Wallace Henry White and Arthur Percival White; second cousin twice removed of Bertha Sheppard Adkins, Edward Homer White Jr. and Elijah Dale Adkins Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of William Joseph Allee.
  Political family: White-Dennis-Adkins family of Maryland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Wayne Winpisinger (1924-1997) — also known as William W. Winpisinger; "Wimpy" — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md.; Columbia, Howard County, Md. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, December 10, 1924. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mechanic; president, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, 1977-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988. Member, International Association of Machinists; Americans for Democratic Action. Died, of cancer, in the Howard County Memorial Hospital, Columbia, Howard County, Md., December 11, 1997 (age 73 years, 1 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Winpisinger and Edith (Knodel) Winpisinger; married, July 16, 1946, to Pearl Foster.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frederick Nicholas Zihlman (1879-1935) — also known as Frederick N. Zihlman — of Cumberland, Allegany County, Md. Born in Carnegie, Allegheny County, Pa., October 2, 1879. Republican. Glass blower; president, Maryland Federation of Labor, 1906-07; member of Maryland state senate, 1910-17; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1917-31; defeated, 1914, 1930; investigated in 1924 by the U.S. House over an accusation that he accepted a bribe of $5,000 from a "fixer"; the charges were not substantiated; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee); in December 1929, he, Daniel R. Crissinger, and five others, officers of the F. H. Smith Company, which had promoted and sold apparently worthless securities, were indicted on federal charges of using the mails to commit fraud; most of those indicted went to prison, but Zihlman and Crissinger were never tried, and charges against them were dismissed in 1932. Methodist. Swiss ancestry. Member, Moose. Died in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., April 22, 1935 (age 55 years, 202 days). Interment at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Forest Glen, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Zihlman and Julia (Etzel) Zihlman; married to Margaret C. Dahl.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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